Salty Hour is a surfing initiative sponsored by EasyEquities and run by Jono Bruton and Tyrell Johnson in East London, and Brett Sanderson in Cape Town. It’s basically a free surfing lesson for whoever wants one. Every week the Salty Hour teams gather on the beaches at an appointed time to teach the avid surf students who pitch up on the day.
“The proof is in the pudding in the amount of people we get on the beach – 20, 30 every single Sunday,” says Brett, who was recently interviewed on the Zone Radio podcast. “We see all age groups, parents, kids, babies, men, women, even some elderly people getting in there.”
Anyone is welcome to join Salty Hour, regardless of your fitness level or level of experience. And you don’t even need a surfboard – EasyEquities sponsored all of those.
The Cape Town sessions start at 9am on a Sunday at Witsand (at the crayfish factory near Misty Cliffs), while East Londoners can catch the waves at Gonubie at 8am on a Saturday. Times are subject to change, so it’s best to keep an eye on the Salty Hour Facebook page.
And if you have any old boards or wetsuits to donate, drop the guys a message on Facebook.